Rosetown Playhouse to perform ‘State Fair’ at Como Pavilion

The Rosetown Playhouse will perform the hit musical “State Fair” July 6-15 at the historic Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway.

The show features music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, including “It Might As Well Be Spring,” which won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1945.

Margot Olsen will direct the show, which includes actors representing two generations of one local family, and two actors who are married in real-life – Tim and Linnea Marrin – playing the stage couple of Abel and Melissa “Ma” Frake. Zach Busch is music director, Ariella Brown is the choreographer, and Jessica Gunzburger is stage manager.

Performances are Friday-Sunday, July 6-8, and Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15. Showtime is 7 p.m., except for the 2 p.m. Sunday matinees July 8 and 15.

You can purchase tickets online at, by phone at 651-792-7414, ext. 2, or at the door. The theater box office opens 45 minutes before show time.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors (65+) and students ages 6-12; and $10 for children 5 and under. Call the box office for discount rates for groups of four or more.

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